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Muthaiga shopping centar, Nairobi, Kenya
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very nice dinner

I heard this place was great and then read the terrible reviews. Despite the mixed views, we went though a bit on guard. The food came very quickly, was piping hot and very tasty. We all enjoyed the dishes. The service was fine. The place was packed when we were there and it seemed that everyone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 19, 2014
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Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
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26 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Antiguo Cuscatlan, El Salvador
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I heard this place was great and then read the terrible reviews. Despite the mixed views, we went though a bit on guard. The food came very quickly, was piping hot and very tasty. We all enjoyed the dishes. The service was fine. The place was packed when we were there and it seemed that everyone else was having a... More 

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Nairobi
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013 via mobile

Wine ridiculously over-priced. Had to send the salmon main course back as was as tough as an old shoe. Carbonara for kids was so chilli they couldn't eat it. No half portion for kids. Will stay away from now on, unless we stick to the pizzas and chocolate soufflé which are fab (but still stupidly overpriced)

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Panaji, India
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

We were there for lunch this afternoon. We were brought the wrong food and the owner rudely refused to correct their mistake asking us to eat it or pay for it even though we spent a lot of money. It turned out that the food was pricey and was not value for money at all. People, be careful when you... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

From the starters to the desserts, one big disappointment...! A crostini plate consisted of 2 pieces of (we are guessing) deep fried polenta with one piece of (again deep fried!) sausage and some tasteless mushrooms, 1 big chunck of bread covered with what looked and tasted like some left over pasta meat sauce. The last and only edible piece was... More 

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Nairobi
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I used to love this restaurant with its simple food at a decent price, great waiters and warm ambiance and I used to go there every week. Now I find it majorly over-priced - a pizza is more expensive than London, and let's not mention the wine - and under-whelming. Worst of all, the Management doesn't care and shrugs off... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

They have the most amazing Pizzas and Raviolis - simply melt in your mouth. Ambience is very good and staff very friendly - minor complain would be manager does not like to hear criticism of their food (only had that issue once tho)

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Accra, Ghana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Pizza was average at best. Wine very over priced and the main courses were disappointing. Starters were not bad but Foccacia bread was just pizza base only. Waiter spilt oil all over one of the party and the owner's attitude was far from helpful. Give it a miss better italian places in Nairobi.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Very nice Italian restaurant with an indoor/outdoor seating. The owner/chef gives his personal attention to all their patrons. Normally all Italians are full of life and that's why this place is very famous.

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Nairobi
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

It is one of the better restaurants in Nairobi. I enjoy the location and ambiance. At dinner, there is safe and ample parking. Very good food. Good wine menu.

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Karachi, Pakistan
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

I absolutely love this restaurant and have been looking forward to having an opportunity of reviewing it on TripAdvisor. The restaurant is a bit out of the way and, at times, I'm thankful for this. Huge menu, great specials, super pizza, magnificent pasta dishes, wonderful wine selection, superb service -- what more can you ask for? I've been to this... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Muthaiga shopping centar, Nairobi, Kenya
  • Location: Africa  >  Kenya  >  Nairobi

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

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